Here’s the Deal With Michael Imperioli’s ‘White Lotus’ Sunglasses—and How You Can Get a Pair of Your Own

There’s not an excessive amount of to envy about Dominic Di Grasso, the jaded, sex-addicted Hollywood exec performed by Michael Imperioli on this season of The White Lotus. His infidelities have left him siloed together with his old-school octogenarian father Bert (F. Murray Abraham) and cautious college-age son Albie (Adam DiMarco) on a really costly, ill-fated trip supposed to reconnect them with their Sicilian roots. His estranged spouse and daughter received’t reply his calls. There are untold costs for Aperol spritzes and designer duds burning a gap in his lodge tab. Nothing appears to be going proper.

However he does, by way of all of it, put on a really covetable pair of sun shades. 

Dom’s shades, thick-rimmed and rectangular with darkish grey lenses, appear like a classy model of the freebies you get after Lasik. The present’s costume designer Alex Bovaird defined that she and Imperioli labored collectively to nail Dom’s model, with the shared imaginative and prescient that his joylessly hip wardrobe of Armani blazers and James Perse tees “would supply a pleasant counterpoint to the entire resort put on, wild prints, and vibrant colours we had been planning to place virtually everybody else in,” Bovaird tells GQ by way of electronic mail. If that is how Dom clothes on an Italian summer time trip, one imagines that even when he’s house in sun-bleached Los Angeles, he most likely spends loads of his time indoors. 

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“We didn’t need him to look in shorts, and even brief sleeves except it was completely obligatory. He’s a person grappling with secrets and techniques, and so it appeared proper to have him in darkish, mournful colours, and extra lined up than a lot of the different visitors,” says Bovaird. “His shades had been one other manner for him to cover.” (Devoted HBO followers may recall Imperioli’s well-known Sopranos position as Christopher Moltisanti—a personality who additionally, as soon as upon a time, had his personal spry Hollywood aspirations and tended to masks his troubles behind darkish sun shades.) These sun shades, Boivard confirms, had been made by the German eyewear model Mykita. 

Dom’s pair, a mode known as Growth, will not be presently accessible on the model’s web site—although, in the event you’re on the hunt for that mad-on-vacation look, their Musk and Nightfall types supply a really related vibe. We additionally rounded up a couple of extra like-minded pairs, to assist you in your quest.

Retrosuperfuture “Amata” acetate sun shades

Port Tanger Eyewear “Ayreen” acetate sun shades

Oakley Gasoline Cell “Prizm” rectangular wrap sun shades

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